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Anacortes Police this weekend rescued a one-year-old infant boy living in what Chief Bonnie Bowers called horrific, filthy and dangerous conditions in the garage of a home with four adults who appeared to be on heroin when police arrived.

Bowers was obviously upset about this. She told Anacortes Now, “This is the worst case I’ve dealt with my 30 years in law enforcement.”

Anacortes Police Officers responded to an early morning call in the 800 block of 23rd street where they discovered the couple’s one-year-old infant living in dangerous and filthy conditions inside of an unheated garage.

A 32-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were booked into the Skagit County Jail Sunday morning pending charges of Criminal Mistreatment Second Degree and Possession of Heroin. 

Two other adults at the scene were not arrested.

Bowers said, “This one bothers me. This is a victim that had no way to taking care of himself.” Bowers said cases like this one is why police work so diligently on drug cases.

The baby was taken to Island Hospital and then released to Child Protective Services.

Officer reports indicated that all four adults they contacted at the scene appeared to be under the influence of heroin.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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